An elderly lady in Benin city, the capital of Edo, got an opportunity to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and gave him something unique – a goat.
Lady Egbon Grace, a supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) registered in Ward 7, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo, said she had longed to meet the President to show her admiration for “his selfless lifestyle and passion to liberate the masses”.
A window of opportunity opened on Monday, November 7, 2016 when the President was scheduled to commission the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia College in Benin City, during his two-day working visit to Edo.
Lady Grace braced the odds and came all the way with her surprise gift to Mr President which she had kept in waiting for the special occasion.
She tore through the thick crowd, making her way straight to the President who at the time had finished the official engagement and was heading for his waiting car.
Many in the crowd got emotional seeing the elderly lady pull through the crowd with the goat, determined to make a presentation to the President.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole who noticed the security cordon between the lady and the President, rescued the situation when he alighted from the President’s convoy to receive the goat on behalf of the President.
Lady Grace did have an opportunity to interact briefly with President Buhari and the Governor; and for her it was a dream come true.
She thanked the President for accepting the gift which was handed over to protocol officials.
In his remarks on behalf of the President, Governor Oshiomhole commended Lady Grace for her kind gesture.